The Haliburton Sculpture Forest, in Glebe Park near the village of Haliburton in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, Canada, is a unique outdoor collection of sculptures by Canadian and international artists. The trails in the Sculpture Forest—for walking and bike riding in spring, summer and fall and walking, snowshoeing and skiing in the winter—provide changing perspectives of the forest and the sculptures in each of the seasons.
The Sculpture Forest experience is ideal for families looking for an interesting outing, for those who enjoy outdoor trails, and for people looking for a unique artistic experience. A Sculpture Forest map is available on this website and at the entrance to the Sculpture Forest.
We invite you to tour through this website for more information about the sculptures, the artists, and new additions to the Sculpture Forest and for current projects. Visit our photo gallery to see pictures of the sculptures in all four seasons. The Sculpture Forest shares the park with the Haliburton Highlands Museum and the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College, home to the Haliburton School of Art + Design; great places to visit after you tour the Sculpture Forest.
There is no charge for admission but we always welcome donations. Dogs on leash are welcome. Please clean up after your dog!
For questions on accessibility and more please see our FAQ page.
What's New at The Haliburton Sculpture Forest?
Dancers in the Sculpture Forest - Sept 13-18
See our latest COVID-19 updates
We have partnered with the Haliburton BIA to bring back The Downtown Haliburton Sculpture Exhibition, on now until October 28, 2021
Learn more about the plants found in the Sculpture Forest with our new series: Medicines of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest with Joseph Pitawanakwat
Dance Rx³: Re-emergence, Re-engagement, & Re-connection
A dance event in two parts: Re-emergence and Re-engagement in September 2021 and Re-connection in Winter 2022. This project was made possible via a collaboration between Dance Happens Here Haliburton (DH³), Throwdown Collective, and the Haliburton Sculpture Forest.
From September 13-18 dance artists Brian Solomon, Noriko Yamamoto, Phylicia Browne-Charles, Madeline Friel and Throwdown Collective (Mairéad Filgate, Brodie Stevenson and Irvin Chow) will spend a week in solo creative dance residency in the Haliburton Sculpture Forest. These selected artists have been invited to take an existing work or idea—perhaps halted by the pandemic—and to re-engage, re-configure, and adapt it to the outdoor environment, exploring it through a new lens. The artists will be in the Sculpture Forest (weather permitting) from 12:00 to 4:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) and 2:00 - 6:00 (Tuesday and Thursday) . Community members are welcome to come and see their work in progress. There will be a community forum on Friday, September 17th at 5:00 for people to talk with the artists about their process. Meet in the field in Glebe Park. Covid 19 protocols apply - please stay 6 feet from people who are not in your bubble and wear a mask when you are not able to maintain 6 foot distance.
In Winter of 2022 (date TBD) the dancers and choreographers will get reconvene for a live event do discuss their work, sit in for a Q&A and possibly perform their work live (depending on pandemic restrictions).
We are happy to announce our Tuesday and Wednesday weekly tours for July and August 2021 are back! The Haliburton Sculpture Forest has also partnered with Yours Outdoors, Haliburton County's premier experience provider, to offer small group guided tours. Click here for more information.
Or download our self-guided tour app here.
Visiting During the Winter
The trails at Glebe park are used for cross-country skiing during the winter season. Trail passes are required for Nordic skiing in the winter. A ski trail pass can be purchased at the trailhead. Visit www.skihaliburton.com for more information about the ski trails.
All trails in the Sculpture Forest (including the ski trail) are open for free to snowshoers and walkers.
We would like to acknowledge that we are located on ancestral lands, the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabe covered by the Williams Treaties. This area, known to the Anishinaabe as “Gidaaki”, has been inhabited for thousands of years – as territories for hunting, fishing, gathering and growing food.
For thousands of years Indigenous people have been the stewards of this place. The intent and spirit of the treaties that form the legal basis of Canada bind us to share the land “for as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow”.
We kindly ask all our visitors to treat the art and the nature of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest with care. The forest is home to lots of wildlife. As visitors, please not to feed them and dispose of garbage and food waste appropriately.
Enjoy this tour created by Nick, a 12-year-old visitor to the Sculpture Forest in 2018.